Cryptocurrency says that its man-fish hybrid isn’t based off Kanye West

The developers of Coinye, formerly known as Coinye West, have responded to a cease and desist letter from Kanye West with their own cease and desist, insisting that an updated version  of their cryptocurrency is unrelated to the singer and now references a “half-man-half-fish hybrid who is wearing sunglasses”.

The world of cryptocurrencies is a strange place. Not long after announcing a new, easier to use Bitcoin clone, the people behind Coinye West started hearing from Kanye West’s lawyers. It seems the singer was not okay with his name and image being tweaked for use by the digital currency. In response, the currency is now just called Coinye and its mascot is a half-man-half-fish hybrid wearing glasses — totally different from Kanye West the singer.

By Connor Livingston

+Connor Livingston is a tech blogger who will be launching his own site soon, Lythyum. He lives in Oceanside, California, and has never surfed in his life. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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